Selection of Optimal Pulse Sequences for fMRI

  • Mark J. LoweEmail author
  • Erik B. Beall
Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 119)


In this chapter, we discuss technical considerations regarding pulse sequence selection and sequence parameter selection that can affect fMRI studies. The major focus is on optimizing MRI data acquisitions for blood oxygen level-dependent signal detection. Specific recommendations are made for generic 1.5, 3, and 7 T MRI scanners.

Key words

MRI fMRI Pulse sequences Blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) Echoplanar imaging Spiral imaging Multiband imaging Motion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imaging InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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